One day, sudhir asks jt what was so hard about being a gang leader the silence was piercing, and after a short conversation, mixed with laughter, jt enlists sudhir to be the gang leader for a day. One day, after observing the job the gang leader did, jt, he was permitted to try being the gang leader for a day he experienced the hard decisions a gang leader must make, quite like the job of a ceo, having meetings, and keeping the gang-members in line. Book review: gang leader for a day: a rogue sociologist crosses the line sudhir venkatesh london/new york: allen lane, 2008 302 + xiv pp 1899.
Gang leader for a day is sudhir venkatesh’s account of the six years he spent doing research in chicago’s housing projects as a sociology graduate student early in his time at the university of chicago, venkatesh stumbles across the black kings, a powerful gang heavily involved in chicago’s crack trade. Book reviews without question, mr venkatesh is dazzled by j t and seduced by the gang life he maintains enough distance, however, to appraise the information he is given and to build up, through careful observation, a detailed picture of life at the project. Gang leader for a day essay 2292 words | 10 pages innovate your life in the book, gang leader for a day by sudhir venkatesh, a sociology student from the university of chicago starts out simply trying to understand “how it feels to be poor and black,” and ends up spending years and years figuring out the ins and outs of a gang society (venkatesh 14.
Frustrated with the standard tools of his trade, a self-styled “rogue sociologist” befriended a gang leader and began a curious insider-outsider life at a notorious chicago housing project. This book shows, day by day and dollar by dollar, how the crack dealers, tenant leaders, cops, and venkatesh himself tried to construct a good life out of substandard materials venkatesh was accepted by john henry torrance –known as” jt”,the gang-leader. Sudhir venkatesh, a graduate student in sociology at the university of chicago, begins gang leader for a day by describing a crack den in a project on the south side of that city sudhir says he is not there to do drugs, but to observe people as they buy them, do them, and sell them. Sudhir venkatesh (2008) gang leader for a daynew york: penguin books summary in the late 1980s, at the height of the drug wars and economic collapse in inner-city america, the poorest urban neighborhoods seemed profoundly isolated from the rest of the country.
Gang leader for a day and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free kindle app. Venkatesh's new book, gang leader for a day, captures his years inside the projects and how residents and gang members interacted, coexisted and raised families. Get this from a library gang leader for a day : a rogue sociologist takes to the streets [sudhir alladi venkatesh] -- the story of the young sociologist who studied a chicago crack-dealing gang from the inside captured the world's attention when it was first described in freakonomics this is the full story of how. Book of the week 8 gang leader for a day by sudhir vankatesh socio-economics, poverty, gangs, drugs, corruption what is it like to live in one of the usa's roughest neighborhoods. In the late 1980s and 1990s, “rogue sociologist” venkatesh infiltrated the world of tenant and gang life in chicago's robert taylor home projects he found a complex system of comp.
The strength of gang leader for a day is the way venkatesh shows his process of learning what life there is like and articulating those findings to a reader i was surprised to learn how the gang is both a harm and a benefit to the community. Here is my review of sudhir venkatesh’s gang leader for a day: a rogue sociologist takes to the streetsi found this a difficult review to write the book is very interesting and venkatesh is one of the world’s best and leading social scientists (and i don’t say that lightly. Gang leader for a day is a quick read, and sudhir venkatesh relates his experiences so skillfully that it could just as easily have been a novel that i was reading there were some tense moments between the author and the gang members, and some scenes had me on the edge of my seat.
Venkatesh, s (2008) gang leader for a day: a rogue sociologist takes to the streetsnew york, penguin press (download this review as a pdf) summary dr sudhir venkatesh is a sociology professor at columbia university. Gang leader for a day is an inside view into the morally ambiguous, highly intricate, often corrupt struggle to survive in an urban war zone it is also the story of a complicated friendship between two young and ambitious men, a universe apart. The publisher of sudhir venkatesh's gang leader for a day is trying to flog it by its association with freakonomics (venkatesh contributed to steven levitt's bestseller), but 20 years from now.
Gang leader for a day is an absolutely incredible book sudhir venkatesh's memoir of his years observing life in chicago's inner city is a book unlike any other i have read, equal parts comedy and tragedy. In hollywood-speak, gang leader for a day is the wire meets harvard university it's a brazen, page turning, and fundamentally honest view into the morally ambiguous, highly intricate, often corrupt struggle to survive in what is tantamount to an urban war zone.
Access to society journal content varies across our titles if you have access to a journal via a society or association membership, please browse to your society journal, select an article to view, and follow the instructions in this box. Gang leader for a day by sudhir venkatesh at the beginning of may my bookclub tried something new, a ‘bring the boys’ night normally the club discusses books and wine, but we decided to go instead with beer and a boy-friendly book. Thank you so much for your review of gang leader for a day and for your acknowledgment of the exploitation within i finished the book last night and was left with a great sense of disgust it seems incredibly obvious that venkatesh exploited the residents of robert taylor to an extreme degree. Write your own review of gang leader for a day by sudhir venkatesh, read other people's reviews and browse book information about from gang leader for a day.